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Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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Devils Backbone Brewing CompanyDevils Backbone Brewing Company
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3,295 Ratings
Place Score: 90
Ratings: 108
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

200 Mosbys Run
Roseland, Virginia, 22967
United States
phone: (434) 361-1001

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @dbbrewingco

Place added by: NutBrown on 11-26-2008

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Ratings: 108 | Reviews: 46
Reviews by Tucquan:
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4.1/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Visted here on 2010-17-18 after hiking Sherando Lake in the George Washington National Forest

What a gorgeous setting in a valley surrounded by the devils backbone peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It makes a great first impression as you drive into the spacious parking area and look over to the swiss-chalet style brew pub.

As I walked up to the front door I noticed an outside dining area and around the corner, a spot for smoker's to smoke and have a brew. I later learned they sell a couple of decent quality cigars at the bar.

The inside is nice with very high ceilings with large, manufactured wooden beams and rustic-modern ski lodge feel. There are a couple of seating areas and a very attractive bar area with the on-tap selection written on a chalk board. You can see the brewing tanks behind the bar.

I sat at the bar and chatted with the friendly bartender while having an Eight Point IPA and a Vienna Lager. I ordered their specialty grilled cheese sandwich with three cheeses and a very generous dollop of sweet chutney. It was delicious and very reasonably priced.

I'll take a few points off my review for no cell phone signal and no wifi. Other than that, I really enjoyed it here and will go back again.

More User Reviews:
Photo of BillRoth
4.18/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Great restaurant as well as brew pub. Packed with people having a great time. Many there for food as well as beer. Good bar with liquor and wine well supplied as well.
A bit disappointed that "flights" were fixed. So I skipped these. However, they had "shorties"/half pours. So sampling was still very easy, affordable and not toxic if you wanted more than a few.
Surprised and very happy to see so many "one offs" and variants on the tap list. All were great. Examples we tried included very good versions of Dbl Amber IPA, Imp Coffee Stout, Tart Saison with Cherries and a very nice steam brewed Tripel.
Nice eclectic menu of appetizers, sandwiches and entrees. Everything we ordered was well prepared, attractive and delicious.
Had a great time and wished I could have stayed longer.
DB is truly in the middle of nowhere, but very worth the drive.

Photo of Spreetaper
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of DrinkDrankPunk
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of Sware217
4.6/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of robebo44
4.46/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of NYGPhan
4.26/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Tim9286
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.08/5  rDev -23.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of 420Rob
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Martyrob
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Bartender lady was extremely rude. Beer is good though.

Photo of Rush0930
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of Renegawam
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of LeeEvolved
3/5  rDev -25.4%

One of the nicer looking breweries in Virginia. The place has the feel of a large hunting log cabin. Lots of taxidermy and paintings on the walls with brewing equipment scattered around as well. A very eclectic mix that works. The place feels huge and open and is just a big win in the atmosphere category. Their beers range from experimental and tasty seasonals to their normal staple beers- most of which are pretty good too. I was only there for a quick sampling stop and didnt try the food so I won't comment on that.

That being said, here are the big complaints I have with this place. And they are big ones: the 3 staff members I interacted with were all either rude or seemed very disinterested in serving me or not at all interested in my overall impressions of the place.

And most important- no WIFI access for customers! Oh, they have WIFI because my phone saw it, but when I asked for a password the rude bartender stated it was for staff use only. I usually love rating beers and breweries while I'm enjoying their brews, but DB is in a cellular dead zone. No signal means no access to BA or Untappd while you're there. This is bad form, IMO for a large and popular brewery like DB. I hope they read these reviews and consider changing this policy.

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4.15/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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4.48/5  rDev +11.4%

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Devils Backbone Brewing Company in Roseland, VA
90 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.